Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Board of Education accepted the suggested modifications to the District's "Advancing Education Safely" reopening plan.
Philadelphia’s Board of Education Approves Changes to Advancing Education Safely Reopening Plan
The Board also approved a modification to the District's calendar year, which moves the first day of school for students from Monday, August 31 to Wednesday, September 2.
This means all students in the K-12 programs will be partaking in at-home digital learning five days a week as well as receiving instruction by teachers via the internet. This will continue for the first marking period, which ends on November 17, 2020.
Students will likely then transition into a hybrid model of in-person and digital learning. Provided that guidance from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, as well as other indicators, supports such a move is safe.
District staff will undertake virtual training in addition to professional development classes to get ready for the new school year.
Board of Education President Joyce Wilkerson acknowledged the work Dr. Hite and his administration has put into working on the revised plan.
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